Creativity in the era of social networking: A case study in Tertiary Education in the Greek context.

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Theodotou, E. and Papastathopoulos, Avraam 2015. Creativity in the era of social networking: A case study in Tertiary Education in the Greek context. in: The 1st International Conference on Advanced Intelligent System and Informatics (AISI2015), November 28-30, 2015, Beni Suef, Egypt Switzerland Springer International Publishing.
AuthorsTheodotou, E. and Papastathopoulos, Avraam
Abstract

This paper investigates the utilization of a social network tool in order to promote creativity in higher education. Buddypress was selected as a social network tool and de Bono’s “6 thinking hats” as a creativity strategy. The participants were 17 undergraduate students from a case study in a Univer-sity in Greece in the field of social sciences. Creativity was defined by Tor-rance & Ball’s [25] factors and the results were analyzed using authentic assessment and a questionnaire. The findings show that the research pro-cess was beneficial to students’ creativity and that social network tools can be utilized successfully with such a focus. These findings should be treated carefully in terms of generalizing them, as they were derived from a case study. This research could be useful to educators and researchers as a pio-neering approach in all levels of education.

KeywordsCreativity; Social network tools; 6 thinking hats; Higher education
Book titleThe 1st International Conference on Advanced Intelligent System and Informatics (AISI2015), November 28-30, 2015, Beni Suef, Egypt
Year2015
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Publication dates
Print10 Nov 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited09 Nov 2016
Place of publicationSwitzerland
Series Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
EventThe 1st International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics (AISI 2015)
ISBN978-3-319-26688-6
978-3-319-26690-9
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26690-9_13
Journal citation407, pp. 141-149
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